2022 & 2023 Toronto Fastpitch Club U19 Introduction & Overview

After a successful 2022 summer season, we’ve decided to explain our program in more detail as the pandemic has provided some unfortunate gaps and questions. In 2022, the TFC 19U program finished 5th at Nationals with a 7-2 record. Our two losses came at the hands of the Gold & Silver place teams by a combined 3 runs. Stand out player awards for the week went to our All Star Outfield recipient Shannon Howes who will be attending University of Massachusetts at Lowell (DI) while Amy Hughes (Simon Fraser University DII) received the All Star Infield award. The entire team put on an offensive and defensive show, with 77 hits in 9 games, 7 home runs and 14 doubles. Roster addition Olivia Simcoe struck out 39 with an ERA OF 1.56. The entire team pitching staff ERA was 1.91. We are very proud of the work ethic and season trajectory that we enjoyed in our first full year back in play since the world paused. In 2022, our roster only included three 2003 players, with the rest eligible to return. This team is coming back to fight for a National medal in 2023. For more information on what we offer players, please continue to read the information provided below.

  • Yearly Team Fee for 2023 will be $2200. This will include the following:
  • Training – No outside Coaching or extra fees. 
  • Coaches are Qualified Instructors and Volunteers.
  • We practice atThe Warehouse” – Our Private Training Home (224 North Queen St., Etobicoke)
  • For larger defensive practices, we utilize the winter dome at Mentor College
  • We have permits for fall & summer diamonds and the Mentor Turf Field
  • Uniforms, swag and team equipment are included in team fees.
  • PWSA and Softball Canada Fees are included in team fees.
  • Tournament Entries & Insurance are included in team fees.

Fall Season: (September thru Mid December)

  • September Practices: Tuesday, (Warehouse), Thursday and Saturday (Paul Coffey Park)
  • October Practices: Tuesday, Thursday, at the Warehouse Saturday Morning Mentor Turf Field
  • November Tuesday & Thursday (Warehouse) Saturday Morning (Mentor Dome) 
  • November after Final Showcase and December – Fitness/Strength trains only once a week as a group and 2 x at home.
  • Christmas Break Shutdown unless training required for individual college camps

Fall Competitions:

  • Tentative College Competition Tour (Late September / Early October) Kutztown, Albany, New Haven & Wilmington and UMass Lowell. (This involves missing three days of school)
  • Mid to late  October October Major Invitational Only College Showcase (Northeast)
  • Early November Major Invitational Only College Showcase (Southwest)

January – April Practice: 

  • Tuesday (Warehouse) Thursday (Warehouse) & Saturday (Mentor Dome)
  • Potential January Trip: Florida University Games (Barry , Lynn & Nova) Fly in Thursday – Fly Out Sunday evening. 

Pre-season (Mid January Thru end of April):

  • Tuesday & Thursday (Warehouse) Saturday Morning (Mentor Dome)
  • April -Tuesday & Thursday (Warehouse) Saturday Morning (Mentor Turf)
  • March Break Shutdown

In-Season Practices: 

Tuesday and Thursday at Paul Coffey,  Warehouse if it rains

Tournament Schedule (Preliminary):

May 1-2 Montreal Friendlies

May and early June  3 x Ontario Tournaments

June and Early July  3 x US Invite Only Tournaments

July PWSA/Softball Canada National Qualifiers

Late July – added Ontario tournament based on Qualifying and National’s Date

Additional Info:

  • All practices are flexible based on exam schedules
  • Pitchers / Catchers have their own slots at the Warehouse.. generally and 1hr15m before practice.
  • We try to adhere to a budget which will be shared and depending on overages some fund raising maybe required.
  • ** 2004 returning college players will see a reduction in fees that reflects use-age of program training and facilities over the course of the year
  • Players & Parents must follow and sign a “Code of Conduct Agreement” that outlines expected player behaviour and educational goals

When traveling to US and major competitions: 

  • The players room together (3 or 4) to a room. This is not covered in the $2200 fee and will add approx. $1,000.00 / player
  • We have found that not all parents travel to all events so we set up car pooling with coaches and traveling parents. This helps keep the cost down.
  • If flying we will rent 15 passengers vans for coaches and players. The players are responsible for the cost of flights and added transportation. The parents, if attending can treat it as a mini vacation.

More questions…. call Alan 416-684-4931


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